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Boys Like Girls
Boys Like Girls
Red Ink Records
www.boyslikegirls.com


What do Panic! At The Disco, Hit The Lights and So They Say have in common? One man: Matt Squire. It was this name that prompted me to put the new band Boys Like Girls in my CD player. Matt has produced over 20 albums with a wide variety of artists. One of his most recent projects is the self-titled release Boys Like Girls that just came out in August. With this new album he has kept up his amazing work and given us another sound to get addicted to. These guys put out an excellent set of 12 songs for their debut on the music scene. They've got almost an emo-pop sound, perfect for fans of artists like: All-American Rejects, Plain White T's, and The Academy Is…

One thing that stuck out to me about this new group was their inability to choose song titles. Want an example? Sure, "Up Against The Wall" - believe it or not an 'N Sync song; "Holiday" - The Get Up Kids' song and a rather famous one; and you take one word out of: "On Top Of The World"- you'll have not only a All-American Rejects song, but a Brandy song as well. Naming a song can be tough and there can be some expected overlap with previous songs, but when there are recognizably multiple duplicates on one album, maybe more time should've been spent naming songs.

Song titles aside, this album is a good one. They're currently touring with artists like: Lostprophets, Spitalfield, Punch Line and The Early November. They've got more than enough variety not only in their headliners, but their CD as well, which prompted me to get away from my CD player and over to their concert. If you enjoyed any of Matt's prior projects, you won't be disappointed with this one.

-Rachel Fredrickson

Track Listing:
1. The Great Escape
2. Five Minutes To Midnight
3. Hero/Heroine
4. On Top Of The World
5. Thunder
6. Me, You And My Medication
7. Up Against The Wall
8. Dance Hall Drug
9. Learning To Fall
10. Heels Over Head
11. Broken Man
12. Holiday


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